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Day 3 Juneau - Mendenhall Glacier and Salmon Hatchery

Day 3 Juneau - Mendenhall Glacier and Salmon Hatchery

Duration: 2hr 45 min

Available: Day 3 1:30 pm

Activity Level: Mild - Full participation may require leisurely walking over primarily even surfaces. There may be a limited number of steps, a minimal amount of cobblestones or uneven surfaces, and some standing for extended periods of time.



Embark on a narrated tour that takes you to a salmon hatchery and showcases the legendary Mendenhall Glacier. Begin with a drive through Juneau where you’ll hear tales of Juneau’s past. Your first stop is the DIPAC Salmon Hatchery, where each year they produce over 150 million salmon. Go behind the scenes on a tour that shows you how experts collect and incubate eggs to keep Alaska’s fisheries thriving. A touch tank provides an engaging hands-on experience with a variety of fascinating local tidewater species. Afterwards, head to the legendary Mendenhall Glacier, spanning 1.5 miles in width. Take in postcard-perfect views from the Visitor Center and marvel at displays that detail the geology of this natural wonder. Feel free to ask questions from the onsite experts, before following well-marked trails for a closer look. Stand before this frozen force of nature and marvel at the majestic beauty found only in Alaska.



  • Tour a salmon hatchery for a close look at this vital Alaskan industry.
  • Take in spectacular views of Mendenhall Glacier from the Visitor Center.
  • Follow scenic walking trails for an up-close look at this mighty glacier.

Important details and advisements

  • At the hatchery, you will see salmon fry year-round and adult salmon spawning from July to September.
  • At the Mendenhall Glacier visitor center, U.S. Forest Service staff can assist guests with questions.
  • The Visitor Center is a great vantage point for taking breathtaking photos.
  • Tour sequence may vary.
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